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Cleansing is only part of the battle. Use ORIGINS Modern Friction Exfoliator™ two to three times a week to slough away dead skin.

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From oily T-zones to the parched skin around our lips, our list of skin concerns is as extensive as our shoe collection. But thanks to this smart cleanser, tricky combination skin has never been so easy to manage. The gentle foaming formula is laced with a unique blend of botanicals that balance oil production while softening dry areas. Make this the first step of your regimen, and watch your skin worries diminish (leaving you more time for life’s finer pleasures — like shopping).

How it Works

This creamy cleanser is a veritable plant powerhouse. Broad leaf kelp banishes excess oil, while wheat protein nourishes dry zones. Water-activated tourmaline whisks away dirt and makeup, and an essential oil blend of bergamot, lavender, and spearmint adds a refreshing touch. Skin is left smoother and more even-toned.

How to Use

Wet your face. Work a quarter-size amount of cleanser between your palms, adding lukewarm water to create a rich foam. Massage into skin, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off, and follow with the matching ORIGINS serum and moisturizer.

water\aqua\eau; lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower water, potassium myristate, glycerin, potassium behenate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, potassium palmitate, potassium laurate, potassium stearate, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower oil *, mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil*, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil*, lavandula hybrida (lavender) oil*, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) flower oil*, styrax benzoin gum, linalool, peg-3 distearate, tourmaline, laminaria saccharina extract, hydrolyzed wheat protein, cetearyl alcohol, polyquaternium-7, butylene glycol, disodium edta, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone *essential oil

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Love it!
Purchased

I love the feel and the smell of this face wash. And you only need a small drop so I think this will last me awhile.

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So frothy!

Wow, this wash has a REALLY rich lather. Leaves skin squeaky clean! Great if your skin is oily, probably too much if you have delicate skin.

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Best facewash for my combo skin

my forever favorite! The wash smells amazing, is super frothy and foamy especially with my cleansing brush so I literally only have to use a pea size amount . My skin is left clean, clear, soft and smooth! Skin magic and such a great value

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I love this
Purchased

I've never been super picky about face wash. I actually used to use bar soap. My sister is an esthetician and got so mad at me for that. so i set out to find a face wash that would not break the bank and would work well for my skin. I tried a few and they would either dry me out too much or they would break me out. This was the perfect wash!! My skin feels clean but not dried out and super tight after using it. And its only $22!

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ok for just washing

i think this is ok just for washing your face.but not for removing makeup, leaves a residue behind i dont care for.

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no contest
Purchased

if you love a foaming cleanser that is so gentle, this is for you. It does not dry out my skin but it gets all the makeup off without too much scrubbing. My skin feels squeaky clean without being tight and I love that it foams. I have tried other brands that have the same claim but keep coming back to this one. Its so simple and Origins does so well- don't fix what isn't broken!

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Clean!

I've always had trouble with sensitive skin. Most products tend to dry out my skin, leaving it feeling really tight. Therefore, I'm hesitant to try something new. But I gave in and tried Origins' Checks and Balances - and I loved it! My skin felt so clean...like it removed every bit of makeup. However, it didn't give me that dry/tight feeling. My skin just felt clean and fresh.

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Really love this!

This is great for day to day cleansing, but you will need something with a bit more heft for deep cleaning. The scent is light and refreshing. My face feels clean, but not squeaky after using it. Really lives up to its name!

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awesome frothy wash
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The soap really lathers well and your skin feels extremely clean. I would highly recommend this face wash. No smell as well, which is nice. Good value.

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Best cleanser ever~

My husband and I have used several of the Checks and Balances, and still are using it everyday. We both have combination-oily skin, so we need super powerful cleanser. But most of the face washes we used before were either not powerful enough, or making our faces too dry. This one is a saver. Not dramatically changing your skin or anything. But definitely will improve your skin quality as you use it. A must-get for oily skin!

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